• sap hq.automotiveIT

    Increased ERP competition seen for SAP, Oracle and Microsoft


    SAP may face new competition soon (Photo: SAP) Despite their dominant market share in ERP systems, the top three software providers are facing new competion that may erode their strong positions. According to a benchmarking study by ERP specialists Panorama Consulting, the three companies together have a 47 pc share ...

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    Few German companies have a business-intelligence plan - Raad Research


    Businesses take business intelligence seriously but most don’t have a strategy for it (Photo: Wikimedia/Kingfish) German companies have a strong interest in business intelligence, but few have a well-thought-out plan for using the accumulated knowledge and information available within their enterprises. A poll of more than 300 executives in German ...

  • microsoft.booz.automotiveIT

    Booz study: IT services, system integration losing in importance


    Microsoft is the highest ranked company in a Booz analysis of the best-performing global IT providers (Photo: Microsoft) Software providers and internet companies are the best performers in the global information and communication technology sector, according to a new study. An analysis of the world's 50 biggest ICT companies by ...

  • trumpf.automotiveIT

    Germany's Trumpf opts for Pool4tool supplier portal


    Trumpf headquarters in Ditzingen, southern Germany, manages all group processes (Photo: Trumpf) German machine-tool maker Trumpf has chosen the Pool4tool portal to improve its management of supplier relations. ESolutions from Pool4tool, an Austrian specialist for eBusiness and SAP software solutions, is used as a Cloud-based service. The processes are fully ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT

    SAP to acquire Cloud services provider Ariba


    SAP’s Ariba acquisition is set to boost the German group’s Cloud-based offering (Photo: SAP) SAP plans to acquire US-based Cloud services provider Ariba for about 4.3 billion dlrs. The German business software group said the acquisition, which is set to close in the third quarter, will combine Ariba's buyer-seller collaboration ...

  • mclaren sports car.automotiveIT

    McLaren signs new contract with SAP


    Sports cars generate large amounts of performance data that need to be analyzed (Photo: McLaren) McLaren will use SAP software tobetter handle data flows, optimize its infrastructure and improve group operations. The British automotive racing technology company said it had signed a new contract with SAP to use the business ...

  • vw sap.automotiveIT

    VW chooses SAP for new CRM software


    Volkswagen Group has chosen SAP to reorganize its customer relationship managenemt software, industry insiders say. SAP, the world's largest maker of business software, will provide CRM software for all passenger car brands belonging to the VW Group. Rollout will start in Germany in coming months and other countries, including Spain ...

  • all-for-one.automotiveIT

    Resellers association to move seat close to SAP headquarters


    One of the world's largest communities of SAP resellers is moving its main office close to the headquarters of the business software group in Walldorf, Germany. UnitedVARs, which has 20 core partner companies worldwide serving mostly small and mid-sized enterprises, was founded last year. Its aim is to deliver one-stop-support ...

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    Mercedes-Benz consolidates logistics, production systems


    Daimler’s production and logistics consolidation started at its Rastatt plant. The whole project will be concluded globally in 2020 (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz is moving ahead systematically with the modernization of its factories and that involves a consolidation of production and logistics systems. Those systems are the key to maintaining the ...

  • successfactors-SAP.automotiveIT

    SAP buys SuccessFactors in Cloud move


    SAP says SuccessFactors’ solutions will complement its own Cloud-based products (Photo: SuccessFactors) SAP is buying human-resources specialist SuccessFactors in a move to strengthen its Cloud-based services offering. The German business software maker said it is paying 3.4 billion dlrs for the provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions. SAP said ...